blind_html [Fwd: experiment to make map info online accessible--please participate!]

  • From: Nimer <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blind_html@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 08:15:49 -0700

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Subject: experiment to make map info online accessible--please participate!
Date:   Mon, 24 Nov 2008 13:33:01 +0000
From:   Thomas, Kavita E <tkavita@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To:       programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
To:     programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I was hoping you might be able to help me by participating in an online 
experiment on accessibility. We're developing a prototype system which takes 
numerical data found on maps online (like census data) and communicates it as 
texts so that it's accessible to the blind and VI community.
I'm running a final experiment now to find out which types of texts are most 
preferred by blind and VI users so that we can implement these in our system, 
and so I was hoping that you might be willing to participate. The experiment 
takes on average half an hour and it's online, so you can do it whenever is 
best for you, though it needs to be done all in one sitting without taking 
breaks or pauses in the middle. It is also a bit repetitive and requires your 
full concentration, but the results will hopefully enable us to communicate 
spatial information in maps in a more accessible way.
Your participation will really make a difference and help us to produce texts 
which make the most sense to blind and VI users in
general. Please forward this on to anyone else who you think might be willing 
to participate.
The website to go to to take the experiment is:
Thanks very much,
Dr Kavita Thomas
the Atlas.txt project:
Department of Computing Science
University of Aberdeen

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